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Director's Message


Welcome to the Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns)!

As the sixth Director of this esteemed institution, it is with great pleasure that I extend a warm greeting to all visitors, collaborators, researchers, and enthusiasts intrigued by the captivating realm of natural product discovery. AuRIns is passionately dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation in the field of natural products. Through cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary collaboration, our aim is to unlock the untapped chemical and biological potential of medicinal plants and microorganisms. With a storied history of exploration and discovery, we harness ethnomedicinal knowledge to propel the applications of medicinal plants across various domains, including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, biotechnology, and beyond.

In addition to our primary focus on medicinal plants and microorganisms, AuRIns integrates related research themes such as organic and inorganic syntheses of bioactive natural products, molecular biology, crystallography, and computer-aided drug design. These complementary areas of study bolster our commitment to uncovering the therapeutic potential of natural products and translating research findings into practical solutions for global challenges.

At AuRIns, we cultivate a vibrant and inclusive research environment where curiosity thrives, ideas flourish, and scientific excellence is celebrated. Through our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class expertise, and collaborative partnerships, we endeavor to push the boundaries of scientific exploration and make meaningful contributions to society. Whether you are a seasoned researcher, a budding scientist, or simply captivated by the wonders of nature, we invite you to embark on this exhilarating journey of discovery with us. Together, let us unlock the boundless potential of natural products to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today.

Thank you for your interest in AuRIns. We eagerly anticipate sharing our passion for discovery and forging a lasting impact through our collective endeavors.

Warm regards,

Associate Professor ChM Dr. Fatimah Salim
Director, AuRIns


 Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery

Level 9, Building FF3
UiTM Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam
42300, Bandar Puncak Alam
Selangor, Malaysia


Phone : 03-32584769

Email : aurins@uitm.edu.my